Black bear spotted near FGCU campus

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Alissa Reitmeier

ESTERO, Fla.- It was just before 6:00 pm when calls started rolling in to the FGCU security office. People on and around campus had spotted what they thought was a black bear cub t..
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Neighbors of homicide victims say men never caused problems

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- WINK News has learned the names of the two men found dead in what Lee County deputies are calling a double homicide over the weekend.  Aner Miralda, ..
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Local businesses concerned about NBA lockout

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Local businesses that depend on NBA games for income are watching and waiting, keeping their fingers crossed, that some sort of season will happen.At Nick &..
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CALL FOR ACTION: Van repair problems

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Melissa Yeager

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers man "calls for action" after he brought his mini-van back to the repair shop three times! When he couldn't get anywhere, he called us for help. ..
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Ft. Myers Beach Pier closed this week for repairs

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

FT. MYERS BEACH, Fla.- An iconic part of Fort Myers Beach is now closed to the public. Crews have been working on the pier since mid-August. Through this week, you won't be allowed..
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Legal experts focus on Florida's death penalty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A panel that included legal experts, academics and lawmakers on Monday renewed a push for changes to try to make Florida's death penalty more just and prev..
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Fla. Senate panel OKs revised tax relief proposal

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida lawmakers may put a revised property tax relief amendment on the November 2012 ballot.    A Senate committee on Monday approved a ne..
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Circus coming to town, controversy around federal charges

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Cole Brothers Circus is just around the corner, but this time controversy is the big attraction underneath the big top.The USDA is filing a formal complaint a..
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US, Dominicans sign deal on Medicare fraud assets

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. and Dominican Republic have signed an agreement to share millions of dollars in forfeited assets from a major Medicare fraud scheme.    Attorne..
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Cain accuser's ex-boyfriend breaks silence

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Carlos Suarez

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The former boyfriend of a woman who accused Republican presidential contender Herman Cain of inappropriate sexual behavior said Monday that he and this then-..
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FMPD honors 7 for 'Doing the Right Thing'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

On Tuesday, the Fort Myers Police Department’s “Do the Right Thing” program will honor seven children for their good deeds. Awards will be presented to the follow..
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FPL goes green with vehicles

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Florida Power and Light Company says it is going green with its vehicles. Eighty five percent of them use non-fossil fuels. A company spokeswoman explained, ..
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EXCLUSIVE: Judge candidate accused of drinking on the job

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Erin Maloney

FORT MYERS, Fla.- WINK cameras were rolling as a murder trial was halted because the defense lawyer was suspected of drinking on the job. A WINK News investigation uncovers, it's n..
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Sweet! Cupcakes for breakfast

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

FORT MYERS, Fla - A local cupcake store is more than doubling in size.  Grace and Shelly's Cupcakes will soon be opening new locations along Fifth Avenue South in Naples and C..
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Girl accused of pistol-whipping mother pleads guilty

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Former Canterbury honor student, Rachel Hachero, 17, has plead guilty to improper exhibition of a deadly weapon, after pistol-whipping her mother in March of 2011..
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'Snoezelen rooms' come to SWFL

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A type of therapy that's long been a hit in Europe, is now being used in Lee County.It's called a Snoezelen Room and it's designed to help people living with a ra..
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Weekend double homicide in N. Ft. Myers under investigation

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The victims of this weekend's double homicide have been positively identified as 26-year-old Aner Miralda and 26-year-old Dagoberto Ramos-Caceres. Both resided at..
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Panel: Fla. OK on how it dealt with investment

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A state panel says Florida's massive pension fund did nothing wrong when it hired a company with ties to the fund's executive director.    F..
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Chad Moreland accepts plea deal on eve of murder trial

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla -- A Lee County man chooses life in prison over death row. 27-year-old Chad Moreland was caught on camera robbing and killing a store clerk in 2007. "I told him doi..
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Report: Fla. officer fired 10 rounds at colleague

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - A judge has ordered a South Florida police officer held without bond for allegedly firing at another officer.    The Sun Sentinel (http://sunsent...
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